Odisha Budget 2021-22 Highlights

Bhubaneswar: Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari tabled Odisha Budget 2021 in the State Assembly with an outlay of Rs 1,70,000 crore.

Following are the Highlights of the Odisha Budget 2021-22

  1. Livelihoods, Economic growth and Health on top of Post-Covidagenda
  2. Health, along with drinking water, is a high priority and gets record allocation.
  3. Agriculture and Irrigation sectors provided a major boost with high allocation.
  4. Industry and Infrastructure gets a major push to scale up value addition and job creation.
  5. Tourism and Sports gets all-time high allocation to provide top-class infrastructure in the State.

Main Points:

Health:

  • A total sum of Rs9,164 crore is allocated for public health care with an increase of about 19% over previous year.
  • Rs1,353 crore provided under the scheme Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana for free Medical facilities with coverage up to Rs5 lakh per family in case of male members and up to Rs10 lakh per family in case offemale beneficiaries.
  • Rs3500 crore is proposed to convert SCB Medical College into “AIIMS Plus Institute” to provide world-class healthcare facilities over next three years and Rs 500 crore has been allocated for 2021-22.
  • Provision of Rs1,572 crore made under Mukhyamantri Swasthya Seva Mission for building health infrastructure and services.
  • Rs370 crore proposed for maintaining quality of sanitation, laundry, security, gardening & lift service in public health facilities under Nirmal Scheme.

Drinking Water Supply:

  • A massive investment of Rs12,000 crore for piped drinking water supply projects across the State.

Agriculture:

  • Allocation of Rs17,469 crore to Agriculture and allied activities
  • An outlay of Rs1,800 crore under the scheme Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and IncomeAugmentation (KALIA).
  • Rs819 crore provided towards Interest Subvention on crop loans to Co-operative as well as commercial Banks.
  • Rs454 crore is proposed towards subsidy for capital investment for establishment of CommercialAgri-enterprises and for popularization of agricultural implements, equipment and diesel pump sets.
  • Rs106 crore for the Odisha Millet Mission
  • Outlay of Rs1,415 crore for the Fisheries & Animal Resources Development sector
  • Rs137 crore proposed for the development of Brackish Water Aquaculture, Marine Fisheries, Intensive Aquaculture, and Inland Fisheries.

Irrigation:

  • Allocation of Rs 8,266 crores for Water Resources Department.
  • An outlay of Rs2,258 crore for incomplete AIBP Projects
  • Rs795 crore for construction of In-stream Storage Structures (ISS) in all major rivers of the State.
  • Rs454 crore proposed under state funded Water Sector Infrastructure Development Programme (WSIDP) for on-going and new projects
  • An outlay of Rs710 crore for flood control and drainage work
  • Rs860 crore for Parbati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme.
  •  Rs180 crore under RIDF for Jalanidhi scheme to create additional irrigation potential
  • A sum of Rs389 crore proposed for completion of 21,000 Deep Bore Wells
  • Rs400 crore under Biju KrushakVikas Yojana for installation of 1500 community lift irrigation projects
  • Rs164 crore allocated for revival of 1000 defunct lift irrigation points
  • Rs101 crore is being proposed under Canal Lining and System Rehabilitation Programme(CLSRP)
  • Rs77 crore proposed under Nabakrushna Choudhury SechaUnnayana Yojana

OUAT:

  • Rs148 crore provided as Infrastructure Grants to OUAT for promoting agriculture education, research and infrastructure.

Industrial growth:

  • Rs425 crore allocated for development of Industries sector and attracting investment.
  • Rs465 crore to promote MSME sector, a jump of 86 percent in allocation over the previous year.
  • Special provisions for Odisha Economic Corridor, Mega Textile Park, Mega AluminiumPark, PCPIR etc.
  • Rs155 crore financial assistance to IDCO for development of industrial infrastructure.
  • Already announced Special COVID Package of around Rs289 crore to support MSMEs related COVID19 impact.
  • An outlay of Rs163 crore is made for Handloom, Handicrafts, Sericulture and Textile sectors.

Infrastructure Development:

Energy:

  • Rs1,799 crore is provided for the Energy Sector.
  • Financial assistance of Rs500 crore to be provided through equity infusion to OHPC for buying 49 per cent share of AES in OPGC during 2021-22
  • Additional equity support of Rs225 crore is proposed for OPGC to cover the project cost and installation of the Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) System.
  • Rs332 crore is provided towards equity contribution to OPTCL for construction of 132/33.

Roads:

  • Rs2296 crore provided under Road Development Programme for construction and
  • upgradation of roads in the State.
  • Rs912 crore under Biju Setu Yojana for construction of bridges
  • Rs600 crore under the scheme Construction/ Improvement of Roads & Bridges
  • Provision of Rs2000 crore under Pradhan Mantri Gram SadakYojna to complete 4000Kms of rural roads.
  • Provision of Rs200 crore for the State Highway Development Programme (SHDP);
  • Rs100 crore for Biju Expressway to improve connectivity in Western Odisha;
  • Rs429 crore for Central Road Fund projects
  • Provision of Rs781 crore under improvement and construction of RD Roads & Bridges.
  • Rs300 core under the scheme Mukhya Mantri Sadak Yojana

Airstrips:

  • Rs100 crore provided for land acquisition, construction, renovation, expansion of Airports at Rourkela, Jeypore, Utkela, Jharsuguda, and renovation of Birasal airstrip.

Railways:

  • Outlay of Rs396 crore for the development of Railway projects in the State.

Bus Terminals:

  • Rs100 crore for the block level Bus Stand and construction of new Bus Terminal at Cuttack.
  • Rs100 crore for urban road transport and development of Baramunda Bus stand

Livelihoods:

  • Rs2,001 crore proposed towards material component under MGNREGA
  • A Corpus Fund of Rs500 crore to facilitate timely payment of wages under MGNREGA pending receipt of Central Assistance for the wage component
  • Rs1,270 crore provided under DeenDayalAntyodaya Yojana–National Rural LivelihoodMission.
  • Rs200 crore for creating 11.13 lakh person-days of wage employment in urban areas

Heritage Conservation and Tourism Development:

  • Allocation to Tourism department increased by 25% to a record Rs500 crore to create top-class infrastructure.
  • Rs542 crore allocated to transform Puri into World Heritage City under ABADHA scheme
  • Rs200 crore allocated under EkamraKshetra Amenities and Monuments Revival Action(EKAMRA) Plan
  • Rs200 crore allocated under Samaleswari temple Area Management And Local EconomicInitiative (SAMALEI) scheme
  • Rs349 crore for the Development & Management of Tourist Infrastructure
  • Rs83 crore for Publicity of Tourism.

Sports Development:

  • Huge increase in Sports infrastructure development with allocation of Rs 400 crores during 2021-22.
  • Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela will be one of the venue for the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 and is going to India’s Largest Hockey stadium with 20000 chaired seating capacity and among the most modern hockey stadiums in the World. The project is taken up at a cost of Rs 120 crores.
  • Kalinga Stadium will be upgraded with Indoor Athletic Tracks and Swimming pools and High-Performance Centre infrastructure. The project is taken up at a cost of Rs 200 crores.
  • State Urban Sports Development project is being taken up at a cost of Rs 450 crores to provide Indoor sports halls in all ULBs and Football/Cricket fields in Municipalities and Municipal Corporations.
  • An investment of nearly Rs 800 crores will be made in the next 1-2 years to give a major push to the Sports infrastructure across the State. A convergence of State budget, DMF and CSR funds will be used for funding the projects.

Education and Skill Development:

  • Total Rs24,370 crore allocated for education and skill development sector
  • Rs280 crore provided under Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya
  • Rs3,066 crore for SamagraSikshya Abhiyan and Rs957 crore for Mid-day Meal Scheme all of which will have a State share of 40%
  • A sum of Rs253 crore under Mo School Programme for infrastructure development of schools
  • Allocation for Rs430 crore under the Gangadhar MeherSikhyaManakbrudhi Yojana (GMSMY) to provide school bags to all children from Class-I to V, free textbooks and school uniform including shoes to all children from Class-I to VIII and free bicycles to all students in Class-IX of Government and fully aided schools including OAVs
  •  Rs1,002 crore earmarked towards all students’ scholarships to be credited through DBT
  • Provision of Rs100 crore for the World Skill Centre in Bhubaneswar

Social Security Measures:

  • A sum of Rs2,767 crore is allocated for social security measures
  • Provision of Rs1,509 crore under Madhubabu Pension Yojana and Rs923 crore for NationalSocial Assistance Programme (NSAP) for Old Age, Widow and Disability Pensions
  • Rs105 crore for Welfare of Persons with Disability (PwD) and Rs14 crore under the National Programme for Persons with Disability
  • Rs969 crore for distribution of rice @ Rs1/- per kg. under the State FoodSecurity Scheme, 23 lakh additional beneficiaries are provided 5 Kg rice per month per beneficiary at the rate of Rs1 per Kg under the Scheme

Women and Child Development

  • Total Rs3,906 crore allocated for undertaking various women and child centric policy and welfare measures
  • Provision of Rs279 crore under the Maternity Benefit Programme “MAMATA” scheme.
  • Rs1,113 crore is also provided under Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP)

Mission Shakti:

  • Rs316 crore towards financial assistance and other support to Women Self Help Groups and their federations under Mission Shakti programme
  • An additional Rs100 crore for construction of Mission Shakti Gruha at block level.

SC ST Development:

  • Total Rs29,063 crore allocated under Tribal Sub-Component and SC Sub-Component
  • Rs110 crore allocated towards social sector initiatives including ANWESHA
  • Rs270 crore for construction of hostels for ST girls and urban hostel complexes under the scheme AKANKSHYA

Provision of Rs903 crore for pre-matric and post-matric scholarships for ST and SC students

Support to PRIs and ULBs:

  • Transfer of about Rs6,950 crore to the Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies for the provision of basic services

Regional Development:

  • To further the development process in western Odisha, Rs180 crore is provided for WODC, which is more than double the previous year’s allocation.
  • An outlay of Rs250 crore under Biju KBK Plan to improve infrastructure in the KBK districts, mainly in respect of Bijli, Sadak, and Pani
  • Rs50 crore is proposed under the SETU scheme for the development of SwabhimanAnchall.
  • Rs3,143 crore from DMF and Rs3,814 crore from OMBADC are proposed to be utilized for development works during 2021-22.

Housing:

  • Provision of Rs3,000 crore with a target for the construction of another 5 lakh pucca houses through convergence of PMAY-Gramin and Biju Pucca GharSchemes.
  • Rs300 crore for the construction of 20,000 dwelling units under beneficiary led construction and affordable housing and slum development components of Odisha Urban Housing Mission AWAAS.
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